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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Mannes College of Music and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Mannes College of Music, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Mannes College of Music include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Mannes College of Music alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Mannes College of Music are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Mannes College of Music.

List is made up of many different graduates, including Burt Bacharach and Bill Evans.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Mannes College of Music?” and “Which celebrities are Mannes College of Music alumni?”

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Burt Bacharach is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Mannes College Of Music Alumni
Burt Bacharach Conductor, Film Score Composer, Arranger Burt Freeman Bacharach is an American singer, songwriter, composer, record producer and pianist. A six-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Academy Award winner, he is known for his popular ...more

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Miri Ben-Ari is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Mannes College Of Music Alumni
Miri Ben-Ari Violinist Miri Ben-Ari is an Israeli-born American violinist. She currently resides in the United States. Ben-Ari grew up playing classical music; she started training at age 5 and at age 12, she was ...more

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Craig Walsh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Mannes College Of Music Alumni
Craig Walsh Professor, Musician, Composer Craig Thomas Walsh is an American composer. Walsh studied at the Mannes College of Music and Brandeis University. He has received numerous awards for his work, including grants from the John ...more

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Michel Camilo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Mannes College Of Music Alumni
Michel Camilo Film Score Composer, Jazz Pianist, Composer Michel Camilo is a Grammy-award winning pianist and composer from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He specializes in jazz, Latin and classical piano work. Camilo lists some of his main ...more

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Murray Perahia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Mannes College Of Music Alumni
Murray Perahia Conductor, Pianist Murray Perahia KBE is an American concert pianist and conductor.

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JoAnn Falletta is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Mannes College Of Music Alumni
JoAnn Falletta Conductor, Music Director JoAnn Falletta is an American classical musician and orchestral conductor.

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Bill Evans is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Mannes College Of Music Alumni
Bill Evans Arranger, Jazz Pianist, Musician William John Evans, known as Bill Evans, was an American jazz pianist and composer who mostly worked in a trio setting. He is considered by some to have been the most influential post-World War ...more

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Michael Dadap is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Mannes College Of Music Alumni
Michael Dadap Conductor, Guitarist, Composer Michael Dadap is a popular Filipino guitarist, composer, and conductor, and an influential advocate of Filipino folk music. He was influential in the creation of a world-class rondalla ensemble ...more

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Bilal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Mannes College Of Music Alumni
Bilal Record producer, Songwriter, Musician Bilal Sayeed Oliver, better known mononymously as Bilal, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and producer. He is currently an independent artist residing in New York City. Bilal is noted ...more

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Julius Rudel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Mannes College Of Music Alumni
Julius Rudel Conductor, Music Director Julius Rudel was an American opera and orchestra conductor. He was born in Vienna and was a student at the city's Academy of Music. He emigrated to the United States at the age of 17 in 1938 ...more

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Susie Ibarra is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Mannes College Of Music Alumni
Susie Ibarra Susie Ibarra is a contemporary composer and percussionist who has worked and recorded with jazz, classical, world, and Indigenous musicians. She is known for her work as a performer in ...more

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Nestor Torres is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Mannes College Of Music Alumni
Nestor Torres Flautist Néstor Torres is a jazz flautist born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, in 1957. He took flute lessons at age 12 and began formal studies at the Escuela Libre de Música, eventually ...more

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Semyon Bychkov is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Mannes College Of Music Alumni
Semyon Bychkov Conductor Semyon Mayevich Bychkov is a Soviet-born conductor.

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Frederica von Stade is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Mannes College Of Music Alumni
Frederica von Stade Singer Frederica von Stade is an American mezzo-soprano.

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Leonard Kastle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Mannes College Of Music Alumni
Leonard Kastle Screenwriter, Film Director Leonard Gregory Kastle was an American opera composer, librettist, and director, although he is best known as the writer/director of the 1969 film, The Honeymoon Killers, his only venture into ...more

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Richard Goode is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Mannes College Of Music Alumni
Richard Goode Pianist Richard Goode is an American classical pianist, especially known for his interpretations of Ludwig van Beethoven and chamber music. Goode was born in East Bronx, New York. He studied piano with ...more

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Eliot Zigmund is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Mannes College Of Music Alumni
Eliot Zigmund Professor, Musician, Drummer Eliot Zigmund is an American jazz drummer, who has worked extensively as a session musician. Zigmund studied at Mannes College of Music and CCNY, where he graduated in 1969. After moving to ...more

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Eve Queler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Mannes College Of Music Alumni
Eve Queler Conductor, Music Director Eve Queler is an American conductor and the emerita Artistic Director of the Opera Orchestra of New York. She founded the OONY in 1971, after having worked on the staffs of the Metropolitan ...more

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George Rochberg is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Mannes College Of Music Alumni
George Rochberg Composer George Rochberg was an American composer of contemporary classical music. Long a serial composer, Rochberg abandoned the practice following the death of his teenage son in 1964; he claimed this ...more

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David Loeb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Mannes College Of Music Alumni
David Loeb David Loeb is an American composer of contemporary classical music. Born in New York City, he has written extensively for early music instruments such as the viol, as well as instruments from ...more

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Ursula Mamlok is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Mannes College Of Music Alumni
Ursula Mamlok Musician, Composer, Teacher Ursula Mamlok is a German-born, American composer and teacher.

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Mariam Nazarian is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Mannes College Of Music Alumni
Mariam Nazarian Mariam Nazarian is a concert pianist and producer; she is a graduate of the Mannes College of Music and Harvard University. Nazarian has performed at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall, and the Grand ...more

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Edward Palanker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Mannes College Of Music Alumni
Edward Palanker Edward Palanker is an American clarinetist and university professor.

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Frederic Hand is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Mannes College Of Music Alumni
Frederic Hand Frederic Hand is a guitarist and composer who lives in the New York City area. His versatile performances range from early music to jazz to his own compositions, and he has been a guest artist ...more

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Pelin Batu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Mannes College Of Music Alumni
Pelin Batu Poet, Historian, Actor Pelin Batu is a Turkish author, actress, historian, and television personality.

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Mei-Ting Sun is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Mannes College Of Music Alumni
Mei-Ting Sun Pianist Mei-Ting Sun, born 14 March 1981, is a classical pianist. A native of Shanghai, Sun arrived in New York at the age of nine. He entered the Professional Children's School and the Mannes College ...more

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Vladimir Valjarević is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Mannes College Of Music Alumni
Vladimir Valjarević Vladimir Valjarević, is a Bosnian/American pianist. Valjarević came to New York City on a scholarship from the Mannes College of Music, where he earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees as a ...more

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Mordecai Shehori is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Mannes College Of Music Alumni
Mordecai Shehori Pianist Mordecai Shehori is an Israeli-American pianist.

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Neil Boyer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Mannes College Of Music Alumni
Neil Boyer Neil Boyer is an American oboist. A native of Kentucky, he was trained at Mannes School of Music in New York and SUNY Stony Brook. Boyer was principal oboist in the Vermont Symphony Orchestra ...more

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Nadine Sierra is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Mannes College Of Music Alumni
Nadine Sierra Nadine Sierra is an American operatic soprano. On February 21, 2009, she won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Finals in New York. A native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, she ...more

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Nathan Lanier is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Mannes College Of Music Alumni
Nathan Lanier Conductor, Film Score Composer, Musician Nathan Lanier is a composer, film score composer, musician and conductor